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Ibuprofen as Skin Cancer Prevention?


Ibuprofen as Skin Cancer Prevention?

The use of over-the-counter painkillers may lower one’s risk of squamous cell skin cancer—typically caused by sun exposure—by 15 percent, according to a new study. Researchers suspect that Ibuprofen and naproxen—the active ingredients found in the popular drugs Advil, Motrin, and Aleve—disrupt the proteins in the body that contribute to cancerous tumors. The scientists caution that more research is necessary, since painkillers carry their own risks. More… Discuss

from http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/ibuprofen/multiple+myeloma:

Summary: Multiple myeloma is found among people who take Ibuprofen, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 57,989 people who have side effects while taking Ibuprofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 171 have Multiple myeloma. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple myeloma and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Ibuprofen and have Multiple myeloma >>>

this pressed for hope: Immune system reboot takes center stage | MLive.com


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Mlive.com file| photoSue Schroder

First, a word about what we have and who we are from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Statistics Review:

Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are types of cancer that can affect the bone marrow, the blood cells, the lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic system. Each is likely a result of changes to the DNA of a single stem cell.

By the numbers:

* Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the estimated 1.6-plus million new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. this year;

An estimated 1.3 million in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.

The immune system is at the center of one area of change.

A major reason blood cancers develop is a failure of the immune system to recognize malignant cells, Brinker said.

He talked about a study of Chimeric Antigen Receptor technology (CAR), at the University of Pennsylvania:

“B-cells are the bad cells in B-lymphocyte leukemias and lymphomas, which are the majority of non-Hodgkin lymphomas and lymphocytic leukemias.

“T-cells are like the military police, they regulate the B-cells.” In some lymphomas and leukemia, malfunctioning T-cells are the evildoers.

“We can put a virus into T-cells in a Petri dish and get them supercharged to specifically fight B-lymphocytes.

“The T-cells are then stimulated to reproduce,” and an army of killer T-cells is re-introduced into the body to destroy the cancer and stick around to take out new threats.

Via Immune system reboot takes center stage | MLive.com

http://www.mlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/12/immune_system_reboot_takes_cen.html

this pressed-for your informantion: Pitt researcher finds pathway that leads to multiple myeloma growth – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Pitt researcher finds pathway that leads to multiple myeloma growth – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

When stressed cells go into survival mode and try repairing themselves, bad things can happen. One impact is a biological pathway that can support cancer and promote its progression.

This is a story about one such pathway in multiple myeloma, the most devastating tumor-bone disease.

The associate professor of dental medicine, with a doctoral degree in oral health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, is an endodontist, or root-canal specialist. Her research is what excited the NIH.

“We’ve identified a novel pathway and the role of that pathway in modulating the bone-marrow environment on a microenvironment level in support of multiple myeloma,” Ms. Ouyang said…

 

What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You, Or Can It? (Not if by doing that, th patient decides to avoid certain agravatingactivities!)


What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You, Or Can It?

In medicine, early detection is a double-edged sword. It can mean the difference between life and death, but not always the way you might think. Being diagnosed with a medical condition can worsen a person’s perception of his own well-being, and poor self-rated health has been linked to a greater risk of death. When it comes to minor conditions or “pre-disease” states, giving a patient a diagnosis could potentially do more harm than good. More… Discuss

Cancer Death Risk Greater for Men


Cancer Death Risk Greater for Men

US researchers say men diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die from the disease than women. They attribute the discrepancy in part to the fact that men are at greater risk of developing cancer than women, perhaps as a result of differences in exposure to carcinogens or hormonal or metabolic differences. According to the American Cancer Society, men have about a 1 in 2 chance of developing cancer, while women have just a 1 in 3 chance. In addition, men are more likely than women to have advanced disease by the time their cancer is detected. More… Discuss

Exposure to radiation: Cumulative over life time, but no amount is either safe, or healthy.


Be smart:  do what a doctor does, not what a doctor sais (that goes for a priest too…well at least sometime!)